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Ghostly Alternate Detroit
on January 15, 2012
This novel takes place in Detroit and surrounding areas, but not the city some of us know. No, this is a world where ghosts are real and acknowledged as such; a world where two clumsy "magicians" performed a ritual which sucked them both into the Void and opened a portal to The Other Side. Now ghosts are just as commonplace as, say, automobiles and coffee; and what is worse, no one (almost no one) seems to remember that the world was once any other way. Imagine a reality in which businessmen consult the dead for planning advice!
An exciting, even riveting, novel, The Ghost Toucher had me turning pages as fast as my Kindle for PC would go. The humour AND the drama appear unexpectedly, catching the reader up with a "!" and then a satisfied sigh of recognition. I'm already eager to read more from author Gerald Rice, who proves to have that special touch. Whether I was laughing aloud or gasping in awe, I enjoyed every moment I spent with this novel and I am adding it to my list of must re-reads. This is truly a book I couldn't stop-while I was reading- nothing else distracted me, a rare event. I forgot where I was and what I was doing, I was so absorbed in the story. Each character is simply great, a treasure in herself or himself, alive or not' and the plot twists ripple throughout the story. Every moment spent with this book is a gem.